January 11, 2013

Into the West

I thought I’d complete the week with another Black and White image, since monotone seemed to dominate the blog this week.

This is another shot from Nevada and one that I completely neglected when I initially went through the images back in May. As soon as I got to my room on the 22nd floor of Harrah’s Hotel in Reno, I set up my tripod and slapped on the 300mm lens. It was just so cool to be up that high and be able to see so far. Without having to actually hike several miles, I mean. I quickly grabbed a few shots and reviewed them on the camera’s LCD. I also remember dismissing them pretty quickly. I was shooting into the late afternoon sun and between the haze and no no immediately clear subject, I didn’t give them a second thought. I also didn’t delete them.

They resurfaced last night, as I was poking through the Nevada Archives. I decided they might make interesting BW studies. I used Nik Silver Efex to coax some details and structure out of the distant mountains and onOne’s Focal Point to help draw the eye into them.

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